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My money & my fans: the copyright conundrum

This panel will provide background for the difficult choices artists make in deciding where they fall in the copyright debates. It aims to provide information for artists to strike their own a balance between seeing copyright as a way to make money, while not wanting to alienate their fans. The panel aims to address both the widespread nature of infringement and the potential for abuse of draconian copyright laws.

We currently have three legal experts on the panel: Andrew Bridges, a top lawyer in the area; Wendy Seltzer, a legal academic, activist, and technologist; & Margot Kaminski, an academic in international copyright law. We hope to add an industry perspective- inviting a representative from Paramount Pictures or a music label- and a musician who can speak about his/her own experience.




Margot Kaminski, Executive Director, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

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